Residential Apartment Mon’t Kiara by Sara Design Studio has received the Honorable mention at Global Architecture & Design Awards. Global Architecture & Design Awards is the annual Awards hosted by the renowned platform Rethinking The Future. After the consecutive success in hosting Awards for five years, RTF in its sixth year had launched GADA with even more Categories and Awards. Studios from smallest to largest from across the world have won under different categories. Part Winners have included renowned studios like BIG & DIALOG Architects, HOK, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, Aecom, Gensler, Henning Larsen, LMN Architects, DLR Group, AHR, Page etc. Re-Thinking the Future founded to create a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks for radical solutions for present-day problems. It is a hub of services for architecture and design that was established to bring out the most creative and innovative projects in the field of architecture and hence create an interactive educational platform of the highest standards.
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The configuration of “Light and Lines accompanied by Text and Textures” define the overall concept of the apartment, proposed for a family with versatile background. Rigidity and rhythm of lines brings order to the space, whereas the interplay of lights balances with liveliness. This includes the linear ceiling concealed air-conditioning units which strengthens the order. The appearance of text with inspirational quotes, were intentionally meant to bring character throughout the interiors. The space literally communicates with the occupants as one will never be alone at home. Subtle textures of material were applied to bring stability and harmony to the space.
The foyer firstly invites you into an illusionary high volume and deep corridor gallery, through the use of a welcoming high back sofa and a repetition of pivoting doors. The wall facing the sofa has hidden compartments for storing footwear. The gallery dramatically illuminates with a linear 7 LED light, that accompanies the flexible glass doors which create temporary boundaries whenever required and still maintains the visual connection between communal spaces.
The living area suggests the idea of bringing the beauty of nature right into the home by introducing a massive rustic reclaimed trunk that takes the centre stage. Everything else surrounds this chunky table top which adds a sense of weightlessness with the support of thin metal legs.
Bedrooms were mainly washed with shades of white, grey and mild timber tones to remain fresh and clean at all times and to allow individual personality to take place gradually.
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The boy’s room echoing the living area applies reclaimed wood at the head board and the wardrobe fixtures. Combination of raw wood finish and sleek transparent door panels create a sense of ‘humour and truthfulness’ which reflects the occupant’s individuality. Similarly the Master Bedroom glass panelled walk-in-closet expands the space into the bedroom and doubles in size through the reflection from the full mirror wall.
The island kitchen allows users to commune and workout recipes with the aid of a large suspended TV screen. Frequent-use items were organized against one side of the entire wall for immediate access. The other side of kitchen comes with a window that opens out to the dining area, for visual and physical connection. The walls were painted with ‘staled bread effects’ expressing hints of bakery in progress, against the white cabinets which reminds us of the ‘flour as a basic ingredient’.
The study doubles as a piano room which was converted from an existing balcony. The opening to the study comes with a thick black frame making the space appearing like a large TV screen or a painting. The space goes into a night mode with the application of stardust light effect.
The dining area features the interplay of lights above the table, made of black tubular structure which continues the rhythm of lines from the pivoting door frames. Echoing this one’s attention will be brought to the table legs similarly comes in black twisted steel frame.